Clio Azina

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Rekrytgatan 4, 58214 Linköping, Sweden


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Research Interests: 

Clio Azina is involved in new material research. She shows particular interest to thermal transfers within materials. Her research involved multi-materials and thin films, obtained using various techniques, as well as their chemical, structural, microstructural and physical characterization.She has expertise in ceramic-metal interactions and interfaces, CVD and PVD deposition, powder metallurgy and a large pallet of characterization techniques. During her Ph.D., her research was divided in two sub-sections: the synthesis of diamond films through the use of laser-assisted combustion CVD and the synthesis of optimized metal matrix composite materials through hot-pressing techniques. The synthesis of the optimized composites involves the insertion of alloying elements in the metal matrix material to induce the creation of carbide interphase. She participated in the development of the solid-liquid co-existent phase process, which allows the in-situ creation of carbide interphases, in MMCs, during the sintering step. While the use of the solid-liquid co-existent phase process has been reported for aluminum-based composites, Clio Azina was the first to adapt and optimize this process to copper-based composites, with very promising results. At LANE lab (UNL), she worked under the supervision of Pr. Yongfeng Lu on the processing and characterization of diamond films. The synthesis of the optimized composite materials took place at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, in France under the supervision of Dr. Jean-François Silvain, as part of the French - American scientific and academic partnership established in 2009. In March 2018, she joined the Energy Materials Unit of the Thin film Physics Division at Linköpings Universitet, in Sweden, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. Her research here, involves the synthesis and characterization of MAX phase and phase changing thin films.


Clio Azina moved to France in 2008 to pursue her secondary education in the fields of chemistry and physics. After obtaining her Diplome d'Education Universitaire Général in 2010 from the University of Rennes 1, she obtained her Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Chemistry in 2012 from the Université de Bordeaux 1. Her Master's degree specializing in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Materials with a special emphasis on Inorganic materials, was delivered by the Université de Bordeaux. Clio Azina has carried out several internships in different fields of chemistry ranging from emulsions and soft matter to ceramic and metal matrix composites. She successfully defended her Dual-PhD in Electrical Engineering (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Condensed Matter Chemistry (Université de Bordeaux) on November 21st 2017. She is currently employed at Linköpings Universitet, in Sweden as a Post-Doctoral Researcher.


2010 - Diplome d'Etude Universitaires Générales - Physics and Chemistry - Université de Rennes 1
2012 - Licence/ Bachelor of Science - Physics and Chemistry - Université de Bordeaux 1
2014 - Master of Science - Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Materials - Université de Bordeaux
2014 - 2017 - Dual PhD in Electrical Engineering and Chemistry of the Condensed Matter - University of Nebraska-Lincoln/ Université de Bordeaux


09/2012 - 06/2014 - Chemistry tutor at the University of Bordeaux
02/2012 - 04/2012 - Internship at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal in Pessac, France. Formulation of double emulsions and study of their stability towards time, drying and dilution
05/2012 - 06/2012 - Internship at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux in Pessac, France. Synthesis of graphene and reduced graphe oxide.
05/2013 - 07/2013 - Internship at the Laboratoire des Composites Thermostructuraux in Pessac, France. Investigation on ceramic - metal interactions.
01/2014 - 07/2014 - Master Thesis at the Laboratoires des Composites Thermostructuraux in Pessac, France. Characterization of morphological and compositional variations in ceramic matrix composites in an oxidizing environment at high temperatures.
08/2014 - 11/2017 - Dual PhD program between UNL and UB - Towards effective heat sink multi-materials
11/2015 - 12/2015 - Teaching assistant at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Biologie et Physique de Bordeaux in Pessac, France. Thermodynamics Labs
01/2017 - 04/2017 - Teaching assistant at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Biologie et Physique de Bordeaux in Pessac, France. Thermodynamics of Solids tutorials.
03/2018 - Current - Post-Doctoral Researcher at Linköpings Universitet, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics Division, in Linköping, Sweden

Awards and Honors: 

Best Oral Presentation at "Poudres et Matériaux Frittés 2017" (PMF2017) in Toulouse, France (03-05 of May, 2017)
Receiver of the Olle Engkvist Byggmästare Foundation grant (2018) - 1 MSEK

Students Advised: 

Loic Constantin - Graduate Student - Combustion flame CVD deposition of diamond films on Cu/C composites Ana Belen Moral - Graduate Student - Synthesis of Cu/C composites with Si additives for the creation of SiC interphases Iñaki Cornu - Graduate Student - Synthesis and characterization of Cu/C composites with ZrC interphases through the solid-liquid co-existent process Lucas Villate - Graduate Student - Synthesis and characterization of Al/BN composite materials as a replacement of DBC layers in power electronic packaging Jérôme Biran - Graduate Student - Evaluation of the mixing conditions using Resodyn type acoustic mixer for homogeneously distributed composite powders

Journal Publications:

2018 Fan, Lisha, Loic Constantin, Dawei Li, Lei Liu, Kamran Keramatnejad, Clio Azina, Xi Huang et al. "Ultraviolet laser photolysis of hydrocarbons for nondiamond carbon suppression in chemical vapor deposition of diamond films." Light: Science & Applications (2018).
2018 Solid-liquid co-existent phase process: Towards fully dense and thermally efficient Cu/C composite materials
2018 Effects of Laser Photolysis of Hydrocarbons at 193 and 248 nm on Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond Films
2017 Improved adhesion of polycrystalline diamond films on copper/carbon composite surfaces due to in situ formation of mechanical gripping sites


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